Truck Accident Attorney
The large size of big rigs as well as the long hours that drivers are on the road are a perfect storm that can cause a wreck at any time. These wrecks are never just ‘fender benders’. In many cases, victims of truck accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries – from broken bones to brain injuries. Accidents to this scale often result in permanently altering the victim’s life as well as his or her family’s lives. In the worst cases, truck accidents can even result in wrongful death.
Who is Liable for the 18-Wheeler Accident?
If a semi-truck driver is employed by a trucking or shipping company, it is likely that the company may be held responsible for the driver’s negligence. If the driver is an independent contractor of a larger company, it’s sometimes difficult to establish which third party is liable. At Wooden Law Firm, P.C., our team will try to identify as many defendants as possible to ensure that our clients receive maximum compensation.
Possible parties who may be at fault include:
- Semi-truck driver
- Independent contractor
- Insurance companies
- Trucking companies
Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents
Big rigs have various limitations on the road like speed, turning, visibility and braking. These limitations are often the cause of an 18-wheeler accident. Other causes of serious trucking accidents include:
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Truck defects (tires, lights, etc.)
- Poor driving conditions like fog, snow or rain
- Overloaded or oversized trucks
- Failure to install an underride protection
Contact Our Truck Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, our attorneys can help maximize your claim. We have the experience and resources to hold negligent, reckless, or careless truck drivers liable for your injuries. Contact Wooden Law Firm, P.C. today.